Tag Archives: STEM careers

Borrowing skills from business
Mindy Engevik, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Tips & Tricks for delivering an amazing presentation
Giving presentations is an important aspect of sharing your research and achieving recognition in the larger medical and scientific communities. The ability to deliver an effective presentation can contribute to career success and thus is an important aspect to consider. Unfortunately, instead of engaging audiences and conveying enthusiasm, many presentations fall flat. Presentation pitfalls include overly complicated content, monotone delivery and confusing messages. In contrast, effective presentations are clear and concise, appeal to a wide range of audiences, and give audience members take away messages. This page offers advice to help to take your presentations from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

 

https://www.lifescitrc.org/collection.cfm?collectionID=2058

Resources:

Poster Do’s and Don’ts
Poster Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills in a Nutshell
Oral Presentation Skills
Sharing Science with the Public/Media
Career Advice – Your Research in the Headlines: Dealing With the Media
EB 2003 Mentoring Symposium – Presentation Skills
APS Professional Skills Training Course: Presentation Skills (Course Materials)

Dr. Melinda Engevik is an instructor at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College Medicine. Her research focuses on the interaction between intestinal microbiota and the host epithelium.

December 2018 Social Media Collection: Persevering in Science

Reject, reject, reject! Careers in science are full of set-backs.  Papers get rejected, grant proposals are triaged, promotions are denied. So how do we overcome what seems to be an endless barrage of obstacles? This month we will be discussing some of the major challenges frequently faced by scientists and identify key strategies to persevere while pursuing a successful career in science.

Post #1: You don’t need to be a Noble Laureate to know science is a tough gig! Check out the link for advice from past Nobel winners on pushing through setbacks to succeed.

http://www.nobelprizeii.org/video-category/surprises-setbacks/

 

Post #2: Scientist faces some big challenges in pursuing a career. This article identifies some of the largest obstacles and addresses what we can do to fix it.

https://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process

 

Post #3: Surviving academia as an early career researcher: an unreliable guide

http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/10/27/surviving-academia-as-an-ecr-an-unreliable-guide/

 

Post #4: Mind Matters: Resilience

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2011/06/mind-matters-resilience

 

Post #5: In the job search, it pays to take the difficult path

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/05/job-search-it-pays-take-difficult-path

 

Post #6: A PhD Job Search – What’s Normal and What’s Not Normal

https://cheekyscientist.com/phd-job-search/

 

Post #7: Managing the Emotional Side of Job Search

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-02-16/managing-the-emotional-side-of-job-search

 

Post #8: Recognizing and managing stress in academic life

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/jun/13/managing-academic-stress

 

Post #9: Emotional Fatigue: Coping with Academic Pressure

http://gradresources.org/dealing-with-emotional-fatigue/

 

 

 

 

Lauren Stein, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the neuroendocrine control of energy balance using rodent models of obesity.